Ormerod set for Rochdale move

Blackpool's Brett Ormerod
Blackpool's Brett Ormerod
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BRETT Ormerod is joining Daniel Bogdanovic on loan at Rochdale.

The Seasiders frontman almost joined the League One side in November, but the deal fell through, with Ian Holloway insisting Ormerod was still in his plans.

However, the 35-year-old hasn’t featured since, and wants to head out and get some games under his belt.

He will do well to make the same impact Bogdanovic did, with the Malta striker scoring on his debut to help Dale earn a 1-1 draw against Preston yesterday.

Like Bogdanovic, Ormerod will sign on loan for a month, but may stay longer if it works out.

Former Pool loanee Jonjo Shelvey returned to Bloomfield Road to watch his old team-mates give Middlesbrough a mauling.

Shelvey, recalled by Liverpool earlier in the campaign after scoring six goals in nine starts for the Seasiders, did the half-time draw and got a standing ovation from the home fans.

Pool fully deserved their victory over Boro – even Tony Mowbray admitted as much, pinpointing Pool’s livewire attackers as the difference between the sides.

“I don’t have any complaints to be honest,” said the Middlesbrough manager.

“Their front three gave them some individuality and when we conceded just after hitting the post (through Barry Robson at the start of the second half) it made things very difficult for us.

“Their front three gave us problems with their pace and movement, and it was difficult to counteract that after the first goal.

“I don’t think the result was flattering towards them at all. Three days ago they were sitting on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Birmingham, and that would have hurt them an awful lot.

“I think they have reacted very well, but I think we still managed to create chances. They, of course, did as well and ultimately goals change games.

“You go a goal down and become expansive because you’re trying to get a goal and get back in the game, and it became very dangerous for us with their talented forward line.”